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In re Acknowledgment Cases, E058460

In a coordinated action involving 43 former officers of the LAPD, all but three of whom were successfully sued by the city for breach of the "acknowledgment," an agreement stating that the officer intends to maintain employment with the LAPD for at least 60 continuous months and agreeing to reimburse the city for the direct and indirect costs of training if he or she leaves the LAPD within five years after graduation and becomes employed by another law enforcement agency within one year after leaving the LAPD, LAAC section 4.1700, contending that the acknowledgement fails as a contract for lack of consideration, but that if there was a contract, it was unenforceable as contrary to multiple state and federal law, the trial court's judgment is: 1) reversed in part as to the contention that LAAC section 4.1700 violates Labor Code section 2802, where under the particular circumstances of this case, the acknowledgment is entirely void pursuant to Labor Code section 2804; and 2) affirmed as to the judgment in favor of the city on appellants' cross-complaint.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 08/31/2015
  • Published 08/31/2015




  • California Court of Appeal